Rhyming Words for Kindergarten
Students will be able to identify rhyming words.
Introduction (15 minutes)
- Introduce the concept of rhyming words to your students. Explain that rhyming words are words that have the same ending sounds. For example, "cat" and "hat" are rhyming words.
- Read aloud some entries from your book of nursery rhymes, and emphasize the rhyming words as you go along.
- After each rhyme, ask students to tell you what rhyming words they noticed.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (30 minutes)
- Read aloud Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. As you did with the book of nursery rhymes, emphasize whatever rhyming words you come across.
- Pause occasionally, and ask students to identify any rhyming words they've noticed.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)
- Bring out the cards from the flashcard set, and mix them up.
- Have students assist you in looking through the cards and pairing up rhyming words.
Independent Working Time (20 minutes)
- Distribute different My Rhyming Book worksheets to each student.
- Have students work on completing their pages and cutting them out. After each student finishes assembling his pages, staple them together for him and hand him a different worksheet.
Enrichment: Advanced students can be given an extra assignment. Have them read Hop on Pop on their own and write down all of the rhyming words in the book.
- Support: Have one-on-one review sessions with struggling students. Go over different pairs of rhyming words with them to make sure they understand the concept of end rhymes.
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Distribute pencils and sheets of paper to the class.
- Ask each student to write down three pairs of rhyming words on his sheet.
- Then, ask students to write down as many examples of rhyming words from Hop on Pop as they can.
- Collect the sheets and look over them after the lesson to assess each student's understanding of the material.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Remind students of the definition of rhyming words: words that have the same ending sounds.
- Tell them that most songs, nursery rhymes, and poems have rhyming words.
- Advise them to keep their eyes and ears open for rhyming words whenever they listen to songs or read poetry.